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Holly Days are here again

Heidi RicePost Independent StaffGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RIFLE, Colorado – Bundle up and come enjoy the 13th annual Holly Days celebration for food, fun and prizes and discover the Parade of Lights winners on Saturday evening, Dec. 12, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.The annual Holly Days celebration, with the theme this year of “Toys for All,” features prizes from 13 local businesses and a grand prize package that includes four Wii games, an iPod Nano 16GB, VIZIO Bluray disc player, Nintendo Dsi game system, a Nintendo DS game, 3-in-1 tabletop game center, assorted board games and a number of prizes in a Goodie Kit donated by Rifle Truck and Trailer valued at more than $360.Other prizes will be raffled off at Holly Days and items will come from The Ranch House, Bookcliff Carwash, Corner Store, Red River Quick Mart, Action Shop, Rifle Radio Shack, Miller’s Dry Goods, Shale Country Liquors, Grand River Gift Shop, Active Communications, Jean’s Printing and Choice Liquors.You must be present to win.Holly Days is being sponsored by the Citizen Telegram and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, along with sponsors that include Williams Production RMT, Alpine Bank, Bank of Colorado-Rifle, the Rifle Downtown Development Council, Hyland Enterprises, Cheryl & Co. Real Estate and Rifle Works Inc.”We’re happy to be continuing the event for the 13th year and bringing the community together to celebrate the holidays,” said Andrea Porter, publisher of both the Citizen Telegram and the Post Independent.The Parade of Lights will start at 6 p.m., beginning at West Third Street and traveling down Railroad Avenue to the Garfield County Fairgrounds. There are more than 10 entries that will travel down Railroad Avenue with Santa and Mrs. Claus taking up the rear in the last float.The parade will end at the fairgrounds, where there will be food and fun for the whole family. At that time, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to visit with the children.The winners of the Christmas Home Lighting Contest will also be announced at the Holly Days celebration Saturday night. Real Estate Out West in Rifle is sponsoring the event and has volunteered to judge the competition with owner/brokers Danette Dickey, Linda Hansen, Darren Smith, Joyce Moulten, Sarah Robbins-Flores, Terrie Samuelson and Dacri Chandler, who will look at lights around the city on Friday night, Dec. 11.”We’ll be driving around looking in the 81650 ZIP code,” said Danette Dickey with Real Estate Out West in Rifle. “We’ll go out and judge the lights and rate them on a scale of 1-10. Then we’ll go back and tally up the scores.”The lighting contest will be awarded for first, second and third places.”This is a great time for the community to come out and have a social outing,” Porter said. “We want to continue to feed the local economy, and we need that now more than ever.”

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